THE sudden death of a North-East woman a month after having brain surgery was the result of misadventure, an inquest heard yesterday.

Amina Bibi, 63, of Victoria Street, Middlesbrough, was rushed to Middlesbrough General Hospital on February 9 after falling and becoming breathless and lethargic. She died soon afterwards.

On January 9, she had a malignant brain tumour removed at the same hospital and appeared to be making a speedy recovery at home.

Pathologist Dr David Scoones said Mrs Bibi, who had a long history of thrombosis, died from a blood clot which started in the deep veins of her left leg. He said it was a rare but recognised complication following surgery.

But he said if Mrs Bibi had not had the brain surgery she would have died within a matter of weeks.

Coroner Michael Sheffield said: "Mrs Bibi, during her recovery period would be perhaps less mobile than otherwise she might have been and the thrombosis developed," he said.